Monday, October 24, 2011
Teenage Girl in first degree burnt. During Satanic Ritual.
The 18-year-old apparently had one of her hands cut off which was held over a Bible so that the blood could soak it as she burnt, according to South African newspaper The Star.
A 16-year-old friend was reportedly also burnt as she tried to put out the flames, rolling Miss Theologia in the sand.
The teenagers had been among a group of five boys and three girls who were in a Johannesburg park when the incident happened.
The paper said Miss Theologia and her friend were driven to hospital by their pastor, and were then transferred to other hospitals.
It's horrible, it's scary and just horrific what happened to my sister.
Victim's sister Samantha Theologia
Police spokeswoman Captain Pinky Tsingane said the girls were tied up and there was speculation the attack was a satanic ritual.
Two men, aged 19 and 21, have handed themselves into a police station, said Ms Tsingane.
Officers have begun an attempted murder inquiry.
Samantha Theologia told the paper: "It's horrible, it's scary and just horrific what happened to my sister.
"My mum is in a state and can't talk. Friends are breaking down.
"Kirsty is in Grade 11 and is loved by so many people. This is a nightmare."